Deborah has been teaching voice for twenty years in New York City and is available to teach private voice lessons, group lessons, vocal coaching, workshops and master classes. 

Ms. Latz received her certification in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method in Levels I, II, and III while attending the Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia. Including certificates in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), in San Francisco, CA and the British American Drama Academy (BADA), in Oxford, England UK.


Studio Description

In my studio I concentrate on healthful singing.  My goal is to help the student to find joy, freedom and personal expression in singing and speaking - and to keep the student's unique individuality as a singer.

I work with students to build a healthy technique for singing jazz, blues, musical theater, professional speaking and many other vocal styles.

Teaching is about listening, patience, understanding and a two-way communication with the student.  It is exhilarating to be a part of the student’s growing awareness of their body and voice, and to see them achieve their vocal goals!


Music is the elixir of life!

Together we will work on body alignment, breath management and vocal exercises specifically for your needs. Focusing vocal exercises on what your voice is doing, how it functions. Functional technique is the key to achieving the ability to sing with ease, to seamlessly move through the chest and head registers.

The tools and concepts of Somatic Voicework™ provide a clear understanding of the body, the physiology of what is happening in the larynx, as well as a coherent language to communicate healthy singing and care of the voice.


Be prepared

Whether you are preparing for an upcoming gig, recording, musical theater performance, choir solo, or would like to further explore your expression through singing, we can work together to help you achieve your goals!

I work with students of all levels from ages 9 to 90.

Jazz Gig
Recording Session


You may not recognize all the singers in this intriguing festival—curated by the gifted and nurturing singer and teacher Deborah Latz —but each brings a compelling presence to the stage while reminding us that New York remains a hothouse for jazz vocal talent.
— THE NEW YORKER Jazz and Standards


My 9 year old daughter felt confident and happy at her recent broadway audition for Les Mis! Deborah worked with Marina on her voice and her acting skills!!
— Karen M., New York, NY
Deborah works with who I am, and what I want to sing. The exercises are uniquely for me and what I need at the time.
— Niki C., New York, NY
I felt so comfortable in Deborah’s workshop. She helped me to free my voice in the most caring environment. Please come back soon!
— Zhang R., Hainan, China
Thank you so much, I really appreciate the time you took to work with me. Altogether, you gave me a lot to think about!
— David S., Kansas City, MO

Studio locations are in mid-town Manhattan; South Midwood, Brooklyn, as well as through Skype. 
For more information and rates please email me at deborah@deborahlatz.com.

Deborah's Background

Voice Study

Jeanette LoVetri
Sheila Jordan
Jay Clayton


Brooklyn College, (CUNY BA) Music and Performance Art Studies, Brooklyn, NY
Bobby McFerrin, Circelsongs, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University, Lyric Theatre, San Francisco, CA
British American Drama Academy (BADA), Oxford, England UK
Anne Bogart, Acting and Movement, New York, NY
Richard Edelman, Acting, New York, NY


Manhattan Youth Teaching Artist - After-School Chorus and Glee, New York, NY 2015
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy - Summer Vocal Jazz Day Camp, Brooklyn, NY 2014
Cooper Union School of Engineering - Connect Program;
Vocal Expression and Communication, New York, NY 1999 - Present
Art Start, a non-profit for at-risk youth; volunteer Voice Teacher and Coach for the
‘Emerging Artists in Residence’ program for the student’s 2012 Carnegie Hall debut,
including jazz vocal workshops in the ‘Homeless Youth Outreach’ program, New York, NY 2006 - 2012
Vermont Jazz Center Summer Workshop; volunteer Guest Vocal Instructor, Putney, VT 2012
Diamond Beach Forum; Master Voice Class, Hainan, China 2012
Unity Temple on the Plaza; Master Voice Class, Kansas City, MO 2010